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. get ready to pack for the men. -- the moon. aid workers in the southern philippines are trying to rescue people trapped in the mud and fled after a powerful typhoon. more than 500 are known to have died. close to four hundred are missing. evacuation centers are overflowing with people. more than 300 thousands have lost their homes. the country's president flew into an island and that survivors. the widespread damage and those trying to pick up the pieces. >> a life turned upside down. in the schools that have become the evacuation centers, they cannot take in the enormity of what has happened. they are reliant for the most basic supplies. >> we are hoping to get financial assistance. almost all the people have nothing to eat. >> their homes are damaged. many beyond repair. bridges have been destroyed. even the banana trees have not been scared. they were the main source of income for many. the philippine president came to see the extent of the devastation and promised to learn lessons from the disaster. >> i want to account for those who are still alive, to reach them as soon a
of the southern philippines struggled to recover today from a deadly typhoon. nearly 300 were dead, and officials warned the number could go higher. more than half the victims were in the compostela valley province. the storm made landfall there, early on tuesday. we have a report narrated by richard pallot of "independent television news." >> reporter: a mother cradles her terrified daughter, but at reist they have found shelter. so many didn't at the cost of many hundreds of lives. gustes of nearly 100 miles per hour ripping through the southern philippines, triggering landslides and floods. authorities describe how entire families were just washed away. much of the initial rescue operation was in the dark with electricity and communications cut off. entire villages waiting for the lights to see what was left and who survived, many already hearing the worst. typhoons are common here with approximately 20 striking a year, but warnings from the president about the severity of this particular storm, so many philippineoze move out in advance. the death toll in the hundreds, rather than, perhaps, th
to pack for the moon. aid workers in the philippines are still trying to rescue people trapped in the flood waters days after a typhoon. more than 500 people are known to have died. close to 400 are still missing. makeshift evacuation centers are overflowing with people. more than 300,000 have left their homes. the country's president flew into the southern island and bore the brunt of the storm. >> a life turned upside down. in the schools that have now become evacuation centers, the people cannot quite take and the enormity of what happened. their reliance on government and aid agencies for basic supplies. >> we are hoping to get financial assistance. and rice. people have nothing to eat. >> buildings are damage, many beyond repair. votes and barges have been destroyed. even banana trees have not inspired. they were the main source of income for many people here. >> i want to account for those were still alive, if they still are, to reach them as soon as possible. i want to know why this tragedy happened. >> people here want to know why it happened too. very few are as strong
: thanks, jon. jenna: desperate rescue and recovery underway in the philippines. a historic typhoon hammering that country killing at least 370 people. another 400 are missing. this story is still very much developing right now. families are searching for lost loved ones and scanning walls of pictures showing the dead as well as the missing. david piper joining us live by phone from nearby bangkok, thailand. david? >> reporter: hi, jeanne that. -- jenna. rescue teams are racing against time to find survivors from this disaster in the southern philippines. the typhoon boha swept across mindanoa. nearly 400 people are dead as you said but nearly 400 are remain missing. in eastern mindanoao where 400 people died. many killed by flash floods hit emergency shelters. the government warned the area before the typhoon struck. there seemed to be few places to go and those that did proved to be death traps. tens of thousands of people were moved to shelters ahead of the typhoon but in one town the shelters themselves were swept away by the flash floods. the town was hardest hit, 90% of the bu
. philippines. winds that topped 100 miles per hour uprooted trees and pounded villages across the south. local media reports dozens drowned as rainwater rushed into a valley and engulfed an emergency shelter. flash floods also swept away soldiers and villagers in a military truck. more than 40,000 people evacuated the region. south after if i africa. hundreds battled in a vineyard western province. workers blocked streets with flaming barricades. it's part of a protest to demand better pay. authorities fired rubber bullets and arrested several demonstrators. australia, a heat wave sparked brush fires across parts of the east coast near brisbane. yous fought flames as temperatures climbed to 100 degrees. some of the fires burned homes. some weather stations reported hottest november days on record. japan. it's a holiday cake you and your dog can eat together. a pastry chef is baking the treats in tokyo. his recipe use as special pet friendly flour and leaves out chocolate and alcohol. some of the cake costs more than 70 bucks a slice. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 second
into the philippines on tuesday, with more than 400 people still missing. rescuers dug through mud and debris again today, to retrieve bodies in the hardest hit compostela valley region. some 250 people died there. more than 300,000 others lost their homes in the storm. president o blamea-- obama will ask congress for $50 billion for hurricane sandy. they announced it today in a statement the money is to help rebuild road, tunnels and assist thousands of people forced from their homes. those are those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the u.s. supreme court announced today that for the first time in its history it would review the contentious issue of same-sex marriage. for more on the story we turn to margaret warner. >> warner: the justices agreed to hear arguments in two cases: one is california's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, adopted by voters as referendum proposition 8. it was challenged on grounds that gay citizens have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of ma
in prison. and at least 418 people in the philippines are dead in the wake of a powerful typhoon. hundreds more are missing and a quarter of a million people now homeless. survivors are in desperate need of water, food and shelter. the storm hit a southern island of the philippines where typhoons are not expected. and at least four people are dead and seven others missing after two ships collided off the coast of the netherlands. rescuers have called off the search for missing crew members. passing ships are being asked to be on the look out. officials say a container vessel collided with a car carrier in the north sea. the nationality of the crew is not yet known. and john travolta and olivia newton-john, they are back together again. yes, 34 years after "grease" the two are dropping an original single from their holiday album this christmas. it's called, i think you might like it. ♪ ♪ i can't help smiling >> i kind of like that. looks a little familiar there, doesn't it? just a bit. some of these moves look familiar. that's because the song was penned by the same person who wrote "yo
, and it stands as an amazing legacy. but i will always remember the work we did on the philippines. your efforts on the floor, you've always had this amazing humility and sense of purpose in finding the common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the i'm. every member of the committee has joined in presenting you with a resolution, and i just want to read just the introduction. whereas throughout his 36 years in the united states senate richard hue garre has served indiana, the united states with grace, distinction and tenacity and will have many more contributions to a nation still he reveres and that reveres him. and we want to present this to you, everybody on the committee, my friend. [applause] >> mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i'm very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve with each one of you. thank you. it's a very special tribute. >> thank you, sir. well, it's small compare today your service, but we honor you. and then, finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshmen ca
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